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Subject: signed books
Date Posted: 5/11/2010 12:02 PM ET
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I have several books signed by the authors.  I'd love to let people know that I have them.  Any suggestion for how to do that?

I know I can put it in my signature, but I don't post all that often...  Is there a thread out there for that?

Date Posted: 5/11/2010 12:27 PM ET
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You could advertise them in the Book Bazaar.

Date Posted: 5/11/2010 2:55 PM ET
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I once did that in the Book Bazaar asking a credit for each book. One was an ARC and I figured the first in the series being signed would be incentive for someone to spend a credit on an ARC. This was before the ARC thread, I believe, but after I saw in this forum that ARCs were technically allowed as long as the sender knew.

I've received at least one book signed that was a surprise.

I think I also sent a signed book once too as a surprise.

Subject: Signed page cut out???
Date Posted: 5/11/2010 11:39 PM ET
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I have gotten a few books where the page that was signed was cut out of the book. Since it was before the cover page and didn't have any "text" on it, I assumed it was OK.  

Now that I think of it, maybe they weren't signed by the author, but had an inscription signed by someone giving the books as gifts????

Date Posted: 5/12/2010 1:27 AM ET
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Now that I think of it, maybe they weren't signed by the author, but had an inscription signed by someone giving the books as gifts????

Either way, its postable to PBS as long as it doesn't obscure a text page.

Date Posted: 5/12/2010 8:39 AM ET
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As others have said you can post them in the Bazaar to make people aware of them, but for me personally unless the book was signed by an author I met with a personal inscription to me, a signed book has no more or less appeal than a regular book. Well, maybe if it were a first edition Edgar Alan Poe or something....but otherwise....not so much. cool

Cheryl

Date Posted: 5/12/2010 9:50 AM ET
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I agree with Cheryl that it doesn't make much difference to me, but I thought someone who might be a fan of a particular author might want them? The only signed copies I've kept were signed to me...

Date Posted: 5/12/2010 9:06 PM ET
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I'm one of those people who collect autographed books.  I started with one or two of my favorite authors, and now everyone in my family gives me signed books for gifts.  LOL.  What signed books do you have, Dena?  If it's a mystery author, I'm interested...

Date Posted: 5/14/2010 12:15 PM ET
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Wow. Awesome! I know if you had a book with one of my favorite authors signature I would just love to have. Unfortunately, the authors I love those books would end up on ebay selling for more than my house is worth. Anyhow. Post them on up in the Bazaar.